COVID-19 UPDATE: As a result of a recent survey, we will continue to run the Summer Term via Zoom, with the intention to return to physical classes at the GreenArk from September 2021.
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Need a new challenge? Looking to make some new friends? Feeling inspired to get to know Shakespeare a bit more? Our adult classes are the perfect way to introduce, or rediscover, the inspiring world of The Bard. Together we'll explore why his remarkable plays are still being performed 400 years on.
THE BARD’S NOT THAT HARD
Delivered by theatre professionals, with regular visits from our main-house production’s creatives and actors, GSC’s practical evening classes are designed to help you discover The Bard in a fun and supportive environment.
We explore Shakespeare’s great plays through close reading, group discussion and practical exercises in our professional rehearsal room. Each term culminates in a celebration of the term’s discoveries with wine and friends.
“We look at Shakespeare’s choice of words, their sound, their order on the page and the visual images created – this helps create a deeper understanding of the work and also gives you an insight and appreciation into Shakespeare’s skill as a writer.” Class Member
The Bard's Not That Hard meet on a Tuesday evening, 7pm - 9pm, in the rehearsal room at GSC HQ. No experience of Shakespeare or acting necessary and all ages welcome. This is not an acting class but there will be tea and biscuits! Just bring yourself and a desire to learn.
“I am able to appreciate and enjoy productions of Shakespeare better.” Class Member
Summer Term 2021: As You Like It
20 April - 25 May
Online via Zoom
Join your friends and fellow ‘Barders’ each week, as we explore one of Shakespeare's wonderful plays together through our usual close reading, group discussion and practical exercises.
GSC creatives will join us throughout the term, providing insight into Shakespeare’s life, the world around him and how he matured as a writer. The guests will share their personal approach to the play as actors, directors, producers, designers, adaptors and marketers.
"I think it's a great idea to study the plays that GSC are planning to perform. Seeing the play whilst we are studying it really brings it to life, and I love learning from people who are actually working on the show." Class Member
Spaces are strictly limited, so apply now to avoid disappointment. Simply fill in the online form below and pay the deposit to secure your place.
*All date subject to change.
Join Guildford’s award-winning professional theatre company for GSC Stages, a new programme for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of theatre-making.
GSC Stages is split into short courses, with each one led by a different practitioner, within GSC’s professional rehearsal room. Over 12 years, GSC has worked with a variety of creatives and practitioners - including directors, actors, producers and designers – and for the first time course members will be able to learn from their unique and practical masterclasses on theatre skills.
Each course can be joined separately, allowing members to gain a selection of professional insights and explore a variety of techniques through individual and group exercises. All ages and levels of experience are welcome and refreshments will be provided.
Details of future courses will be placed here.
If you would like more information, please contact us. [email protected] 01483 301590.
GSC is committed to making your time with us as enjoyable as possible. We aim to cater for every student’s needs and our rehearsal spaces are wheelchair friendly. If you’re thinking of joining a club and have specific access requirements, please contact us so that we can make your class as enjoyable as possible.
Previous TBNTH terms have included
Antony & Cleopatra
1616: The Year Shakespeare Died
The Winter's Tale
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Taming of the Shrew
The Merchant of Venice
...and Eagle Radio recordings.
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